By Yumi Imai
Yamashita Park is one of the most iconic places in the port city Yokohama. Although the park is related to a sad history (Yamashita Park was built on reclaimed land from the debris of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923), it became a treasure of the city's citizen’s after they experienced many difficulties. Now people from around the world can enjoy spending time here sitting on the green grass or benches, looking at the open sky and boats coming and going, or by walking along the seaside smelling the nice fragrance of flowers or salty fresh air. Yamashita Park is my favorite park.
Access: Just in front of “Yamashita Koen-mae” Bus Stop
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Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sharing this information with visitors to Japan. I hope you will enjoy it, too! ARTICLE INDEX & PHOTOS: An index of most of my Japan Travel articles can be found at the entry page of my blog, and my photos are shown here. 日本はとても小さな国ですが、大通りから一本小道に入ればたくさんの発見があります。日本人が積み重ねてきた歴史を学びながら、古い建物や庭を訪ね、物語の舞台となった景色を眺めて、皆様といっしょに日本文化の奥深さを探求していきたいと思います。